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Artist: never be complacent

NEW ULM — A new artist who focuses on realistic and abstract renditions of nature is coming to The Grand. Starting with an opening reception Friday, Sept. 8, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., painter Brian Frink’s show “Odd Shapes and Other Delights” will be on display in the 4 Pillars ...

City Hall being updated

NEW ULM — The City Hall Chambers will undergo a series of security updates later this month. Due to these updates the council chambers will be unavailable starting Sept. 15. The renovations are expected to last from Sept. 15 to Nov. 9. During this time meetings typically scheduled for the ...

Cobden man faces felony charge, six other counts

NEW ULM — A 30-year-old Cobden man was charged with seven counts including fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle (which is a felony) in Brown County District Court Tuesday. Besides the felony charge, Rolando Parra Jr., 120 2nd St., Cobden, was charged with contributing to the need for ...

Six inducted into NUACS Hall of Fame

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) will induct six members into the 2017 Hall of Fame. A brunch will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Best Western Plus to honor the newest members. Each year, candidates who have been nominated by fellow alumni, classmates, co-workers ...

German-Bohemian Society to hold fall picnic

NEW ULM — A presentation titled “The Connection Between Loretto Spiritual Sites in Bohemia and New Ulm” is the feature of the German-Bohemian Heritage Society’s (GBHS) fall picnic to be held in Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. Learn how ...

Princess Kay open house Sunday

NICOLLET COUNTY — The Nicollet County Dairy Association will host an open house to honor the newly-crowned 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way Emily Annexstad, from St. Peter. The public is invited to come and congratulate Annexstad on her new role. An open house will be held on Sunday, ...

Man, formerly of New Ulm, talks of hurricane aftermath

SIENNA PLANTATION, TEXAS — The current home of former New Ulm resident Tyler Morgan is recovering after flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. Residents in the town of Sienna Plantation, Texas, just south of Houston, are cleaning up damage to homes and schools. “A couple of congregational ...

City cuts funds for NU Economic Development Corp.

NEW ULM — As of 2018, the city of New Ulm will eliminate $50,000 in funding for the New Ulm Economic Development Corporation (NUEDC) in favor of filling an open assistant city manager position. Currently the city subsidizes the NUEDC at $50,000 per year, which is the maximum amount a ...

Leash law tabled

NEW ULM — The status of an animal leash law returned to the City Council Tuesday night, but was tabled for a second time. A recommendation came from the Park and Recreation Department to reinstate a leash law in New Ulm City parks. On June 12 the Happy Trail Dog Park Committee recommended ...

Commissioners OK ditch cleanout

NEW ULM — After nearly an hour of discussion with a roomful of farmers Tuesday, Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to do a complete clean out of County Ditch (CD) 33 this fall. At an Aug. 22 drainage committee meeting, it was decided that CD 33 landowners should ...

New Ulm Telecom, Inc. declares 3rd quarter dividend

NEW ULM — The Board of Directors of New Ulm Telecom, Inc. approved a 3rd quarter dividend payment of $.10 per share. The recently declared dividend will be paid to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 11 and will be payable on Sept. 18. NU-Telecom is a communications ...

Brain Injury Task Force plans event

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Brain Injury Force (MNBIF) is providing a free brain expo on Monday, Sept. 11, 4 - 8 p.m. at Jakes Stadium Pizza in Mankato. At 4 p.m. Director Sharon Gieseke will speak on “You received a Brain Injury: What Now?” At 5 p.m. Margot Imdieke Cross, accessibility ...

Godahl celebrates 62nd annual Labor Day party

GODAHL — No one throws a Labor Day party like the unincorporated community of Godahl. On Monday visitors from Brown and Watonwan counties celebrated the 62nd Annual Godahl Days in the small community. Godahl Day organizer Amy Hanson was pleased with the turnout this year. Several hundred ...

Leash law on City Council agenda

NEW ULM — The city’s leash law will return to the New Ulm City Council tonight for approval or further modification. The recommendation would amend the code and reinstate a leash law in the parks. On June 12 the Happy Trail Dog Park Committee recommended to the Park and Rec Commission ...

Juveniles injured in rollover crash identified

BROWN COUNTY—Brown County Sheriff’s Office released the names of the six juveniles from New Ulm involved in the roll over accident Saturday morning on Brown County Road 27 near the intersection with Brown County Road 10. The accident occurred at 12:49 a.m. Saturday and involved a pickup ...

Fairfax man wins miniature display contest

NEW ULM — Greg Borth of Fairfax won this year’s miniature display contest at the New Ulm Toy Show on Sunday. He was awarded first prize in the miniature contest by popular vote. On Saturday the 350 people who visited the toy fair were allowed to vote on their favorite miniature. This ...

Local vet who was homeless shares story

NEW ULM — In the first six months of 2017 the Brown County Veterans Service Office (VSO) spent 40 hours on five cases of homeless veterans. Homelessness is a serious problem for anyone, but it seems particularly egregious when it happens to the men and women who pledged their lives to ...

Juveniles injured in rollover crash identified

BROWN COUNTY—Brown County Sheriff’s Office released the names of the six juveniles from New Ulm involved in the roll over accident Saturday morning on Brown County Road 27 near the intersection with Brown County Road 10. The accident occured at 12:49 a.m. Saturday and involved a pickup ...

No new info on rollover that involved minors

SLEEPY EYE — The Brown County Sheriff’s Department has released no new information on six minors who were injured early Saturday morning in a rollover accident near Sleepy Eye. Three were airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center after the accident on Brown County 27 near the ...

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